I'm a fan of the cliff. Even bigger fan of shutting it down in Feb when the debt ceiling needs raising. In the interim, at least, we put something reasonable on the table.
Its all a PR game at this point. No way there is a deal the GOP can stomach. I'm all for this tactic. Hobsons choice!
I have been trying to explain this to some, but people seem to have missed this.
When the fiscla cliff happens, it will be blamed on the GOP. Remember this is about the agenda, not taxes.
All we have?! How about demanding the Senate PASS A BUDGET? Reminding everyone the OCare taxes? How about 1.5TRILLION budget deficits (baseline budgets)? Wasn’t there a report, not THAT long ago, outlining the duplicitous nature of Fedzilla itself (talk about a STARTING point)?
No, we have the RINOs cheering and championing a tax increase instead, shortly after Boner bend-over and handed O the KY, with NO plan on reducing the economic slavery D.C. is (again) forcing down our throats.
Reasonable....How about starting w/ ZERO? As in, zero out the budgets of extra-Constitutional departments, committees, etc.? I haven’t heard word ONE about that dusty ol’ piece of paper since Mittens accidentally brought it up in a debate.
The GOP doesn’t have the stones to do what’s right, lay it out (it’s called BROKE) and start rolling back the tide. But they’ll be there next year, with the hands out wondering why the $$ train is dry and they continue to lose at the ballot box...